We'll be releasing The Dude’s D’Spare today at a Big Lebowski-themed party from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pub at Boulder Beer. All bottles purchased during the party will be signed by brewmaster David Zuckerman and the infamous Shipping Dude. The first 150 guests will also receive a complimentary 4-ounce pour of the beer, a barrel-aged imperial stout. Guests may also enter to win a VIP party at the brewery with a $500 retail value! Other fun activities include robe giveaways, free beer gear, lawn bowling and more.
More about The Dude's D'Spare: The Dude strikes again! A sequel to The Dude’s Bane and Scourge of the Dude, The Dude’s D’Spare is the third release in Boulder Beer’s barrel-aged Dude Series. This Imperial Stout uses a blend of specialty malts for a dark chocolate, roasty flavor with hints of black licorice. Aging it in first-use Cabernet wine barrels adds depth, bringing out soft fruit flavors and subtle oakiness. The stout rings in at 10% ABV
And although totally in their Shipping Dude’s way in the cooler, the barrels really tied the room together.
The Dude’s D’Spare will be sold in 22-ounce waxed bottles, available initially only at the brewery. A handful of cases will begin shipping to select markets the following week for distribution at premium craft beer retail outlets.